Dallas-Area Foreclosures Rise Slightly

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Dallas-Area Foreclosures Rise Slightly

Dallas-Area Foreclosures Rise Slightly

A recent study by CoreLogic found that 1.55 percent of homes in the Dallas area were in foreclosure at the end of February, an increase from 1.47 percent in the same month in 2010, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. However, that rate was well below the national average. [Article: Time for… Read More

10 Cool New Gas-Saving Cars

Personal Finance

10 Cool New Gas-Saving Cars

10 Cool New Gas-Saving Cars

Hybrid, electric and other alternative-energy vehicles are becoming commonplace in automakers’ model lineups, many of which were shown this year at the New York International Auto Show…

Bank of America to Open More Mortgage Help Centers

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Bank of America to Open More Mortgage Help Centers

Bank of America to Open More Mortgage Help Centers

Bank of America recently announced that it would more than triple the number of mortgage counseling centers it operates around the country in an effort to help financially troubled borrowers, according to a report from the New York Times. Currently, the lender runs 12 such centers, and that number will increase to 40—with most new… Read More

Credit Continues to Grow as Economy Improves

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Credit Continues to Grow as Economy Improves

Credit Continues to Grow as Economy Improves

During March, consumers increased the amount of credit they carry on a year-over-year basis across nearly every lending category, according to the latest National Credit Trends Report from the credit monitoring bureau Equifax. In particular, the amount of consumer installment loans, auto loans and credit cards spiked significantly more than other types of credit. [Consumer… Read More

Protect Against Identity Theft in the Aftermath of a Tornado

Identity Theft

Protect Against Identity Theft in the Aftermath of a Tornado

Protect Against Identity Theft in the Aftermath of a Tornado

By Matt Cullina of Identity Theft 911 Survivors of the tornadoes that killed hundreds in the South need to prepare for another threat, this one man-made: Fraudsters often target victims in the aftermath of this kind of large-scale natural disaster. The violent storms that ravaged six states in April left thousands homeless and unable to… Read More

Financial News Roundup: More Millionaires, How to Save Lots of Money

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: More Millionaires, How to Save Lots of Money

Financial News Roundup: More Millionaires, How to Save Lots of Money

Today’s top news headlines feature advice about the importance of reading 111-page checking account disclosure agreements and reasons the number of millionaires in the U.S. is expected to rise. Plus, find out which special factors prompted an increase in unemployment claims. Checking Account Disclosure Agreements Top 111 Pages The New York Times New data reveals… Read More

Manage Student Loans With Your Smart Phone? Eh.

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Manage Student Loans With Your Smart Phone? Eh.

Manage Student Loans With Your Smart Phone? Eh.

There are some great mobile apps and phone-friendly websites sites that help us better manage our money and credit, many of which I’ve written about for Credit.com. But I’m not convinced a new mobile service intended to help borrowers manage their student loans is really going to help stem the growing rate of student loan… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/6/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/6/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/6/11)

In finance, trust isn’t a virtue. This week’s stories come with a cautionary tale reminding us to watch our backs when handling our finances. Credit cards, checking accounts and loans are often essential, but sometimes deceptive and punitive. As always, if you enjoy any of our favorites, we encourage you to follow them on Twitter… Read More

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